Dr. Jamie Johnson

Dr. Jamie Johnson


  • Principal - North Buncombe Middle, 2018 - present

  • Principal - Reynolds Middle, 2012 – 2017

  • Assistant Principal - Erwin Middle, 2008 – 2012


Physical Education - 2000-2008


  • BS, Physical Education, Mars Hill College, 2000

  • MSA, School Administration, Western Carolina University, 2005

  • National Board Certification, 2007

  • Doctorate of Educational Leadership, 2014

Hi! My name is Jamie Johnson, and I am honored to serve as the Principal of North Buncombe Middle School. I am a born and bred Blackhawk who once walked these same halls. I have a heart for kids and strive to create an environment that allows students to feel successful in our school.

I have four children ranging in ages from 5 to 20! My oldest son, JT, is a junior at Emory and my oldest daughter, Pressley, is a freshman at UNC. My two babies, Braedyn and Sylvia, are future Blackhawks. My husband, Brad, is the principal at West Buncombe Elementary. When we are not at school, we spend most of our time on the sidelines of ballgames, camping, and chasing children.

I am dedicated to growing our school academically and ensuring that all students are surrounded by adults who truly care about them.

The 2022-23 school year is going to be great, and I couldn’t be prouder to be a Blackhawk!

Assistant Principals

Josh Fisher

Administrative Experience

  • Assistant Principal - North Buncombe Middle, 2022-present

  • Assistant Principal- Valley Springs 2018-2019

  • Assistant Principal- Nesbitt Discovery Academy 2019-2022

Classroom Experience

  • Physical Education 2009-2019

  • Head Football Coach, Assistant Baseball Coach and Athletic Director


  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Western Carolina University 2009

  • Masters in Executive Leadership Studies, Gardner Webb University 2020

Greetings Blackhawks!

I am thrilled to be a part of the North Buncombe community! I am a product of Buncombe County Schools (Erwin 2005) and have resided in Alexander my entire life. My wife, Tiffany and I have two children Holden (10) and Neely (7) that attend schools in the North Buncombe district. We are very excited to join the family at NBMS and look forward to serving this community.

Go Blackhawks!

Edward Burchfiel

Administrative Experience

  • Assistant Principal - Piedmont Middle School, Union County, NC, 1993-1995

  • Assistant Principal - T.C. Roberson High School, 1995-1999

  • Principal - Buncombe County Career Education Center, 2000-2001

  • Principal - Clyde A. Erwin High School, 2001-2009

  • Principal - Valley Springs Middle School, 2009-2018

  • Assistant Principal - North Buncombe Middle School, 2019-present

Classroom Experience

  • Health and Physical Education, Blue Ridge School, Jackson County, NC, 1987-1993


  • BS, Health and Physical Education, Western Carolina University 1987

  • MAEd. Public School Administration, Western Carolina University, 1989

  • Ed.S, School Administration, Western Carolina University, 1995


My name is Eddie Burchfiel.  I have the privilege of serving as North Buncombe Middle School’s half-time Assistant Principal.  I retired as a Principal in Buncombe County Schools in 2018 after 31 years as an educator, over 18 of those years as a principal.  

My wife recently retired as a fifth-grade teacher at Koontz Intermediate School.  We are the proud parents of two adult children.  Our daughter is currently in graduate school at the University of Georgia and our son is an engineer in Raleigh after recently graduating from North Carolina State University.

I greatly enjoy working with the students, faculty, staff and parents of North Buncombe Middle School.  I am looking forward to fantastic 2022-2023 school year!